Donal Higgins signs contract extension with Galway United

Donal Higgins signs contract extension with Galway United

Irish international U19 midfielder Donal Higgins is sticking with the Tribesmen for at least another year having signed a contract extension for Galway United.

Since joining Galway United in 2017 for the U17 side Higgins has progressed rapidly, and this year the 18 year old was a key player this year, making 19 appearances for the Tribesmen.

But it isn’t just at Eamon Deacy Park that he has impressed, international recognition was to follow with a chance to play for the Republic of Ireland under-18 and under-19 teams.

The former Maree Oranmore player made his first appearance for Tom Mohan’s under-19 side against Denmark last week and impressed.

I’m delighted to sign for another year at the club. I’m really looking forward to what next season has to offer,” Higgins said of his decision to return in 2020.

“Last year, there were a lot of positives and things to build on, we’re hoping to bring them into the 2020 season now.”

Galway United manager Alan Murphy, who first brought Higgins into the fold and gave him his debut towards the end of the 2018 season against Finn Harps said that he has a big role to play in the future.

“We’re really looking forward to next season now with Donal being a central part of what we’re trying to achieve,” Murphy said.

“Football will be number one for Donal in 2020, he’s really focused and he really wants to progress and do well.”

“In 2019, Donal has been a schoolboy international, he’s been an Irish under-18 international with Andy Reid’s side and now he’s won an under-19 cap against Denmark, which is very exciting for him, his family and the club. We’re very pleased that Donal sees his future here.”

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